We’re beyond excited for the incredible new Dodge Demon, but after its big reveal at the 2017 New York International Auto Show and now knowing what it is truly capable of performance-wise, we’re a little bit scared of its wickedness.
Dodge has been tantalizing the automotive industry and muscle car enthusiasts as they slowly revealed clues and leaked images of the highly anticipated, resurrected 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
As the mystery of this beasty machine and its terrifying power unfolded, we were always left wanting more and to finally lay our eyes on what might just be the ultimate muscle car of the 21st century.
The car’s debut at the 2017 NYIAS is everything we wanted and more. We are left in awe, for the supercharged Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is to be feared for its power and speed; just like a bat out of hell.
Are you ready to get up close and personal with this monstrous muscle car?
The Dodge Challenger Demon will Unleash its Power with these Three Beast Modes
That’s right, the Demon has been said to have not just one power mode, or even two, but three supercharged modes, all activated by the push of a button located on the center stack console. “The Beast Button,” if you will. The Dodge Demon was among one of the most beatiful cars at the NYIAS, but competition was fierce! Just how will the hellion of a muscle car stand up against others?
A Facebook post by LX & Beyond Nationals posted prior to the show, revealed the insane power underneath the hood of the 2018 Dodge Demon supercar. While these specs have yet to be confirmed by the automaker, there’s definitely going to be a whole lot of ponies powering the Demon.
If you haven’t already seen the post, here it is:
The basis of the expected output when the Demon is in Power Mode 1 comes from the expectation that the Demon will be equipped with the supercharged HEMI V8 engine that produces 757 hp using 91 octane fuel. When Power Mode 2 is enabled, as LX & Beyond Nationals suggests in their post, the power gets cranked up to 815 horsepower, but there is no clear indication of what the fuel requirements will be. One thing that is for sure though, is that in order for the Demon to go full boar in Power Mode 3, it requires that good stuff: 100 octane racing fuel. This is one of the juicy details that Dodge has actually officially confirmed. The expected horsepower in this mode is 1,023 HP.
Revealed in one of their teaser videos is what is known as the “Demon Crate”. This crate is required to unleash the full power potential of this beast. Take a closer look at the crate; see the numbers ‘0757’? That’s the basis for the assumption that it will have at the very least, 757 HP.
Not only is it likely that the 2018 Dodge Demon will out race current top dogs out there, but the automaker is outdoing one of its own leading cars, the Hellcat. Even Top Gear thinks so:
— Top Gear (@BBC_TopGear) January 12, 2017
Furthermore, the Demon is expected to be 200 lbs lighter than the Hellcat, making it all the more possible for it to be a fierce competitor and a demon drag racing machine.
To top it all off, the Demon has a record breaking 0-60 mph time of 2.3 seconds. This claim is actually legit due to extra 7 inches drag racers get on the track, known as rollout. This means that technically when racers start their run they are not starting at 0 mph. It truly is hell on wheels if it were to ever hit the track. While it might be street legal, with 140 mph speed at the quarter mile mark, it is so scary that the NHRA actually banned the Dodge Challenger Demon.
What is known for sure is that the Dodge Demon will cost muscle car enthusiasts a reasonable price. Dodge is saying that the car will cost less than $100K. Official pricing will be released in or around June 2017. How nice of them!
Watch out world, the Demon has been resurrected and the day of reckoning is almost upon us!
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